Friday, March 23, 2012

Around Here Lately {Story Cubes}

a few weeks ago i found Rory's Story Cubes at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History gift shop. i had never seen them before and thought they looked really fun. i like adding new and creative accessories to our homeschool repertoire every now and then! and when i saw Rory's Story Cubes, i just knew we had to have them to incorporate in our lessons somehow.
Rory's Story Cubes are 9 dice-sized cubes, each with little pictures on all sides. the object is to roll the cubes, put them together how they land, using your imagination to come up with a story. so maybe the cubes land with pictures of a parachute, a smiley face, an arrow, a fish, a sunshine, a castle, a question mark, a tree, and a clock. it's really a fun idea, and there are many other ways of using the cubes.

Big Girl (7), my creative writer and storyteller, comes up with really silly stories from using the cubes. sometimes, i will give her the box of cubes and just let her go for it. other times, i give her more structure and guidelines with the cubes. for instance, i'll tell her to use the cubes to tell the story of a true or historic event. or i'll have her use the cubes as they land to write a story in letter format.

Bubba (3) has been using the Story Cubes, too!

he has a lot of fun identifying the pictures on the cubes and trying to make a story from them. but then i got a little creative and had him match the picture with it's beginning letter:


we're just getting started - i'm sure there are many other ways we can utilize these little cubes in our homeschooling. Rory's Story Cubes is working for us!

they are about $7 on, which is half the price i paid in the store. (doh!) if you're looking for something new and fun to add to your homeschool bookshelf, i recommend Rory's Story Cubes!

by the way, this is not a sponsored post. just me, sharing what we are currently loving in our homeschooling!  

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